Ernest and
Pauline
Hemingway

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John F. Kennedy
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The background
design for this
website, along with
the various buttons
and "bullets," were
created directly
from the metal
ceiling tiles in
Pauline and Ernest
Hemingway's
bedroom on the
second floor of the
Pfeiffer house
in Piggott.


 

 

 

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, located at 1021 W. Cherry St. in Piggott, Arkansas, is an off campus institution of Arkansas State University designed to contribute to the regional, national and global understanding of the 1920s and 1930s by focusing on the internationally connected Pfeiffer family of Piggott, Arkansas, and their son-in-law, Ernest Hemingway.  The properties of the museum associated with Hemingway include a barn studio and the family home of his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer.  Her parents, Paul and Mary Pfeiffer, were prominent citizens of Northeast Arkansas and owned more that 60,000 acres of land.  During the 1930s the barn was converted to a studio to give Hemingway privacy for writing while visiting Piggott.  Portions of one of his most famous novels, A Farewell to Arms, and several short stories were written in this studio.

 

 Both the home and the barn studio were named to the National Historic Register in 1982.  The properties have been renovated, focusing on the 1930s era.  Areas of emphasis for Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center include literature of the period, 1930s world events, agriculture and family lifestyles, family relationships and development of Northeast Arkansas during the Depression and New Deal eras. 

Arkansas State University's Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, located approximately 60 miles north of ASU's main campus, also serves as the Visitors' Center for the northern terminus of Crowley's Ridge Parkway, designed in June 1998 as Arkansas's first national scenic byway.  Regular visitors' hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the last tour beginning at 3:00, Monday thru Friday, and tours on the hour at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. on Saturday.  Closed on Sunday.

Phone:  870-598-3487

For further information, E-mail:

 Deanna Webster Dismukes, Education  Coordinator,  Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center. (ddismukes@centurytel.net)

 Dr. Ruth Hawkins, Director, Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, Arkansas State University, 

   Diana Sanders, Assistant Director Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center. 

Mission Statement:  The mission of HPMEC is to contribute to the regional, national and global understanding of the 1920s and 1930s eras by focusing on the internationally connected Pfeiffer family, of Piggott, Arkansas, and their son-in-law Ernest Hemingway.  This includes drawing on Hemingway's influence as a noted American author to foster interest in literature and promote excellence in the art of writing.

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